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Mr B.McKenna (Lead Learner)
 
  • Mrs A Murphy
  • Mrs C O’Donnell
  • Mrs R Mellon
  • Mrs R Bonsall
  • Mrs C McGirr
  • Mrs S McMahon

 


KS3

During Key Stage 3 we encourage students to study a range of fiction texts by Irish writers, including Seamus Heaney, Frank O’Connor, Roddy Doyle, Bernard Mac Laverty, Frank McCourt and Marita Conlon-McKenna.

Novels are chosen with a view to engaging all students, and with an emphasis on motivating boys.

 

Year 8

Pupils complete a recount based on the transfer to their new school.
They undertake a series of tasks based around the class novel, including role play activities.
A media unit is studied and the year finishes with the study of fiction reading in preparation for the summer test.
 
   

Year 9

Pupils complete a literary essay based on the study of Heaney’s poetry.
They complete a series of activities in response to the class novel, including talking and listening assessment.
A film unit enables the students to engage in ICT activities and the year is completed with fiction reading to prepare for the summer test.
   

Year 10

The year commences with non-fiction writing, before the class novel is studied, involving a focus on fiction writing and comprehension work, in preparation for the winter test.
Debating skills are developed in conjunction with the RE department and the summer term ends with the study of non-fiction writing.

  


 

KS4

 

English Language

  • Pupils are prepared for the CEA GCSE examination.

  • Pupils complete two examinations, Units 1 and 2, which are both 1 hour and 30 minutes in length.

  • Unit 1 involves the study of Personal Writing and Reading Multi-Modal Texts.

  • Unit 2 is composed of Functional Writing and Reading Non-Fiction.

  • Each paper has a 20% weighting.

  • Unit 3 is based on Speaking and Listening and contributes 20% of the total marks for the subject. It is internally assessed and externally moderated.

  • Unit 4 is a controlled assessment module which includes 3 pieces based on The Study of Spoken Language, The Study of Written Language and Writing Creatively.

  • It provides 40% of the total marks. It is internally assessed and externally moderated.

 
   

English Literature

  • Pupils are prepared for the CEA GCSE examination.

  • Pupils complete two examination papers, Units 1 and 2. Unit 1 is a one hour paper, based on the study of Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men.

  • It provides 25% of the total marks for the subject.

  • Unit 2 is a 2 hour examination, based on the study of Friel’s ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’, as well as Heaney and Hardy’s poetry and an unseen poem.

  • It contributes 50% of the total marks for the subject.

  • Unit 3 is a controlled assessment unit, based on ‘Macbeth’ and the study of a heritage text e.g Jane Eyre.

  • It provides 25% of the total marks for the subject.

     

 


  

KS5

English Literature

  • Pupils are prepared for the CEA AS and A2 examinations.

  • AS 1 is a coursework unit which is focussed on the study of ‘As You Like It’ in addition to Brian Friel’s  ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ and Philidelphia Here I Come’.

  • It contributes 40% of the total marks for AS and 20% of the overall A Level marks.

  • AS 2 is an examination unit (2 hours) based on ‘The Great Gatsby’ as well as Yeats and Kavanagh’s poetry.

  • It provides 60% of the total marks for AS Level and 30% of the overall A Level marks.

  • A2 1 is an examination unit (2 hours) which involves the study of Chaucer’s ‘The Pardoner’s Tale’ as well as Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House’ and Osborne’s Look Back in Anger.

  • This unit contributes 50% of the A2 mark weighting and 25% of the overall A Level marks.

  • A2 2 is an examination unit (2 hours) which involves the study of Bronte’s ‘Jane Eyre’ and Rhys’ ‘Wide Sargasso Sea’ in addition to Johnston’s ‘The Illusionist’.

  • This unit provides 50% of the A2 mark weighting and 25% of the overall A Level marks.

 


 

 

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